Clogging Champions Win Crowd With Fun And Difficult Routine
FaithTap Staff 3/17/2019
We've all found ourselves grooving to the beat every once in a while. Whether it's out and about in the dance floor or in the comfort of your in own room, dancing has this way of making us feel a thousand times better. Dancing isn't just fun, it's good for the body and even better for the soul. And above all the forms of exercise, dance won't require any expensive gear or equipment.
If you had to learn any form of dance, what would that be? Well, here's an idea: Clogging. You might be thinking, "no way, clogging doesn't sound any fun!" But think about it. Wouldn't it be cool to break the ice at the party and declare, "I can clog!" Seriously, more people should consider clog-dancing. All you need are rhythm and energy to become a clog dancer. Still not convinced? Take a look at this incredible number.
Don't get us wrong, learning how to clog-dance is a challenge. Now imagine having to clog with a group. You'd need a certain amount of discipline and attention to detail to dance in perfect unison. But the members of Tap This! make it look so easy. Not only did they manage to put out a show, but they make clogging seem so much fun.
Tap This! are a four-time national champion dance group from Lincoln, Nebraska. They've snagged different trophies and recognition around the country, capturing the hearts of dance enthusiasts everywhere. Judging by this performance of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk", it's no wonder Tap This! are so popular.
The performance starts with all 14 dancers bowing their heads. As soon as the music drops, they let loose and show the audience that they're in it to win it. Every single move and formation is well-choreographed... it's almost like an illusion.
Here's an interesting fact about clog dancing: In contrast to tap dancing, cloggers are known to dance in groups - typically in a line formation. There's also a big difference in their costumes. While tappers have a metal tap attached on the bottom of their shoes; clogging shoes aren't fashioned with taps at all. Instead, its made of hardened leather soles. And finally, the state of North Carolina declared clogging as its official state folk dance. Shout out to all the cloggers from North Carolina!
Performances like the one you are about to see continue to put clogging in the map. So big kudos to this group for putting the spotlight on clog-dancing.
Now before you sign up for your nearest clogging studio, don't miss out on this amazing performance from Tap This!